Unfortunately, for most people, heel spurs have less to do with shiny metal on cowboy boots and more to do with bony growths on the bottom of their heels. They are usually associated with plantar fasciitis. How Heel Spurs Happen In order for these bony growths to form, it takes repeat
Diabetes not only affects blood sugar, it can affect how your blood flows. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels which can lead to plaque forming in the blood vessels rendering them unable to deliver a sufficient amount of blood. If you have pain when walking, leg cramping,
Taking the time to care for your feet pays off when you have diabetes. Foot care can greatly reduce your risk for diabetic neuropothy, injuries and foot problems like athlete’s foot that can lead to hard-to-heal infections. First, douse the flame. It may not seem related to your feet,
Most likely, your mind is not on your socks, even while you’re putting them on. But when you have diabetes, the right socks can be one of your best protectors from painful foot problems. Sock Shopping Checklist Choosing the right socks is particularly important if you have neuropathy
The goal for buying shoes when you have diabetes is simple: Buy shoes that don’t harm your feet. That means a pair of shoes that rub, slide, pinch, squish or cramp your feet. These tips can help point you in the right direction. Shoe Shopping Checklist ✓ Buy the right size. This means
Shin splints is a term that is used to describe pain that is located along the shin bone, which is the largest bone in the front of your leg between your knee and ankle. Watch the video to learn more about shin splint symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Sit up straight. Don’t slouch. Straighten up. Most of us have been given this advice our entire lives. But why does it matter so much? Good posture helps keep our bodies in alignment, so our muscles and ligaments work together as they should without putting extra strain on them. That
There are a surprising number of things that can cause calf pain. Take a look at three of the most common culprits, learn how you can help ease the pain at home and get tips to help prevent it. 1. Muscle Strain Your calf muscles are hard workers, helping you stand and walk on a daily
Nearly all of us experience ankle pain at some point in our lives. In fact, about 25,000 Americans sprain their ankles every day. If you have injured your ankle, one of the first things you’ll want to do is follow the R.I.C.E. Therapy process: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Wat
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For a quick at home stretch to help relieve foot pain, kneel on the ground, tuck your feet under, and untuck your toes so the tops are on the floor. If this is too rigorous, lean forward. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds to a minute. This stretch will help provide some relief to your feet.
Don't forget to stretch to maintain healthy feet. If you're looking for a quick foot pain remedy, try kneeling down and tucking your feet under so that you're on your toes. Sit back so your hips are on your heels. Stay in this position between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.
Have you received an ankle injury due to running? Follow the R.I.C.E. therapy method the next time you have ankle pain. The R.I.C.E. therapy method is as follows: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.